• Carmel Mission – Carmel, California

    First built in 1771, the Carmel mission is in the midst of its third renovation. In need of some serious repair due to damage from previous restorations where cement was used, NHL 2, 3.5, and 5 was used. In particular, the dome needed some special attention requiring some lime injection and use of … [Continue Reading]

    Carmel Mission – Carmel, California
  • Pont Neuf, Paris, France

    Completed in 1607 under the King of France, Henri IV, the Pont Neuf (translates to New Bridge) is the oldest bridge in Paris.  A complete restoration was undertaken in 2007 with Saint Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes. … [Continue Reading]

    Pont Neuf, Paris, France
  • Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France

    Classified by the UNESCO as a World Heritage monument, Mont Saint Michel Abbey was founded at the beginning of the Christian era.  The collegiate church dates from the IX and X centuries, but the site, as we see it today, has been developed over several centuries.  Saint Astier Natural Hydraulic … [Continue Reading]

    Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France
  • Tower of London

    Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, was built in 1078 by William the Conqueror. Throughout the centuries, it has been used as a fortress, a prison, a royal residence and an armory, and currently is the home of the crown jewels and a museum. Today, … [Continue Reading]

    Tower of London
  • Los Angeles Residence

    This Los Angeles area residence features traditional three-coat Saint-Astier Natural Hydraulic Lime plaster. … [Continue Reading]

    Los Angeles Residence

St. Astier Natural Hydraulic Lime

Natural Hydraulic Lime (NHL) has been produced in Saint Astier since 30 BC and produced on an industrial scale since 1851. This time-honored product is enjoying a modern comeback due to its performance and beauty. Not only is natural hydraulic lime an important material in historical preservation and restoration of many buildings worldwide, St. Astier Natural Hydraulic Lime is also the safest and most natural green building product in the construction industry today.

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Estate Belvedere

Estate Belvedere, Caribbean, St. Croix

The center piece of Estate Belvedere, the Sugar Mill, dating back to 1763, was a place where the sugar cane was refined into precious sugar and molasses. After several years of careful and loving restoration, using Saint-Astier NHL mortars, and under the direction of architect William Taylor, it is now part of the luxurious Estate […]